By Richard Akandwanaho
The bishop of Kinkiizi diocese; Rt. Rev. Dan Zoreka has described a proposal to amend Article 102(b) of the constitution of Uganda, to lift the Presidential age limit of 75years as untimely, un developmental and an injustice to the rights and powers of the Ugandans.
If the constitution is amended, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will be allowed to contest in 2021.
Preaching during a function to mark the golden jubilee of Kihiihi Primary School in Kihiihi, Kanungu district yesterday, bishop Zoreka said that the legislators should not defy the authority of the citizens of the nation and asked them not to mislead the Ugandans but have transparency in their leadership for a better Uganda.
He added that by amending the constitution’s article, it shall also be a clear indication of selfish leadership that is also not nationalistic and non democratic.
Article 102 clause (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda states that no Ugandan below the age of 35 or above the age of 75 is qualified to run for the presidency of the country.
The age-limit debate began in July 2016, after the Kyankwanzi district NRM conference passed a resolution urging party MPs to move a motion in parliament for the amendment of article 102(b) of the constitution that caps the age of an in- coming president at 75.
The chief guest James Ruugi Kaberuka, the Kinkiizi West Member of Parliament challenged parents to embrace education as the only way for a better Uganda.
Kinkiizi Primary School started in 1963 with its first head teacher Rev William Mburabukeyi.